Category: Construction Health & Safety

New Safety Agency Proposed

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has proposed augmenting the Joint Competent Authority set out in the Hackitt Review with a new Building Standards Agency to act as guardian of professional “competence” in fire safety. In its response to the review’s final report, the CIC – representing 500,000 professional through its member organisations – says that Read More

Fatalities At Work Track Up To 144

Self-employed workers have a fatality rate double that of employees, with construction and agriculture accounting for the highest number of deaths, according to provisional Health & Safety Executive annual statistics on fatalities at work for 2017/18. One third of the 144 fatalities at work involved self-employed workers, with a frequency rate of 0.84 fatalities per Read More

Impact of “Mental Health First Aid” Questioned As More Funds Offered

A research project commissioned by the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) into the effectiveness of “mental health first aid” (MHFA) has found that it has a value in raising awareness, but participants often feel it is used by organisations to bypass wider responsibilities to staff. Early findings from researchers at Nottingham University were Read More

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